Jean-Michel Aulas elected vice president of the French Football Federation

The former Olympique Lyonnais President, Jean-Michel Aulas, has been elected the vice president of the French Football Federation (FFF).

Aulas left his role as president of Lyon in May of this year after 36 years at the helm. Under his ownership and management, Les Gones enjoyed their most successful period in history, leading the club to over 50 titles shared across the men’s and women’s teams. 

However, his departure came after a rumoured falling out with the new owner, John Textor, over the direction of a club he had run since buying Les Gones in 1987. 

This departure opened Aulas up to an administrative role when the FFF unanimously proposed in November for Aulas to become their next vice president, and in a vote that took place earlier today, he was elected for the role. 

This news comes as little surprise, as according to L’Equipe, Aulas received 78.58% of the votes in an election where he was running unopposed. The new vice president will receive a mandate until the end of next year when elections are scheduled across the FFF.

GFFN | Nick Hartland

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